The latest, coolest place to be at in Stockholm is surely the new Miss Clara Hotel, which will officially open its doors on April 4. It is designed by Gert Wingårdh from architectural firm Wingårdhsarchitects. He made sure to use materials and design elements that would beautifully complement this classic Art Nouveau building. Miss Clara is the Nobis Group’s new first-class hotel, with 92 rooms housed in the former Ateneum girls’ school building, built in 1910.
“When designing Miss Clara, Wingårdh’s architects drew inspiration from the building’s original Art Nouveau architecture, distinguished by its soft and graceful organic lines and use of solid natural materials. Characteristic traits in the original architecture have been interpreted into new contemporary expressions. The interiors feature many specially designed and crafted furniture pieces and installations in solid, superior quality natural materials of predominantly Swedish origin, such as limestone, oak, bentwood, and natural leather. The color scheme is orchestrated in sophisticated darker notes on the floor level, with white walls and ceilings that emphasize the openness of the rooms.
“It has been interesting to work with some classic interior techniques, such as wooden paneling, and solid natural materials that will age with grace”, says Gert Wingårdh. “Our ambition is to create functional installations and details which merge into one another and are beautiful even when they’re not being used. Clarity, palpable comfort, and intuitive function are instrumental values — with a subtle feeling of déjà vu, a bit like if it had always looked like this, but above all very genuine, comfortable, and smoothly functioning.”
111 34 Stockholm
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